Leadership Public Education Application

Leadership Public Education is a 6-month public education leadership development program that empowers individuals with the knowledge and skills to serve in community leadership roles at all levels of Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS).

Leadership Public Education Class of 2023 Application

We are excited for you to apply to the Leadership Public Education 2023 cohort.

Leadership Public Education (LPE) seeks dedicated individuals to join us for the 2023 cohort. Participants, known as fellows, will develop an understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) and acquire the skills and knowledge to serve in elected, appointed, and volunteer community leadership positions.  

Acceptance into the program is based on a subjective assessment of the information each applicant provides in this application.

LPE is open to residents of Metro Nashville-Davidson County.

Application is due no later than 5PM on Wednesday, January 4th.

The cost is $500 to participate in LPE. 

Applicant’s Statement of Commitment:

LPE is a 6-month public education leadership development program with the sessions designed to be participatory in nature and focused on learning the context, operations, and external factors of MNPS, not a single solution by the topic of each class session. In order to get the most out of the program and to fulfill the mission of LPE, it is necessary that participants be engaged in the program. A participant with more than two absences will not be able to graduate with the cohort. Any absences must be communicated in advance. 

Mandatory Attendance Dates:

  • January 27, 2023 – School Funding
  • February 24, 2023 – Education Law and Equity
  • March 24, 2023 – MNPS Budget Process
  • April 21, 2023 – Teacher Talent
  • May 26, 2023 – Director schools and Board
  • June 23, 2023 – Conflict Resolution

Classes are held the fourth Friday of January – June from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in-person or virtual as instructed by public health guidelines.

Please reserve these dates and timeframe on your calendar upon submitting an application

Fellows, who complete the requirements, will receive a certificate of completion at the end of LPE.

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